Special Report

Which State Has the Most Pet Shelters?

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50. Hawaii
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 0.6
> Total pet shelters: 8 (the fewest)
> Population: 1,420,491 (11th smallest)

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49. South Dakota
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 1.9
> Total pet shelters: 17 (3rd fewest)
> Population: 882,235 (5th smallest)

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48. North Dakota
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 2.0
> Total pet shelters: 15 (2nd fewest)
> Population: 760,077 (4th smallest)

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47. Utah
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 2.3
> Total pet shelters: 72 (15th fewest)
> Population: 3,161,105 (21st smallest)

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46. Mississippi
> Pet shelters for every 100,000 people: 2.4
> Total pet shelters: 73 (16th fewest)
> Population: 2,986,530 (17th smallest)

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